President Obama has faced criticism for his ISIS strategy after the Paris attacks.
The fallout from the Paris attacks dominated Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Obama said sending ground troops "would be a mistake."
Pentagon will decide the blimps' fate after a full investigation into why one broke loose.
Negotiators must find $5 billion in cuts to bring it in line with a new budget deal.
The chase captivated social media on Wednesday.
Top leaders are considering a range of options to bolster the fight against ISIS.
Gates called the war funding a "gimmick" but said there was no alternative.
GOP defense hawks want at least $561B for Pentagon's base budget.
Dems joined with Republicans in a 70-27 vote, despite Obama's veto threat.
The airstrike early Saturday morning killed 22 civilians.
Defense Secretary Carter said the strikes were "pouring gasoline on the fire."
Senate Dems vowed to block the measure if the upper chamber takes it up.
The House will votes this week on a bill to halt resettlement of Syrian refugees.
Obama vetoed an earlier version of the bill over a Pentagon war fund.
House leaders are abandoning plans to try and override an Obama veto.
Lawmakers will then turn their attention to getting a defense policy bill approved.
All signs on Tuesday suggest the budget deal is poised to pass Congress.
Obama vetoed a bipartisan defense policy bill Thursday, prompting condemnation from Republicans.
Congressional Republicans are vowing to try and override Obama's threatened veto.
Worries are growing about an accident involving Russian and coalition military operations.
Democrats didn't move to filibuster the bill on Tuesday.
The Senate is expected to vote next week, setting up a showdown with Obama.
Deal clears the way for the full House to consider Pentagon spending later this week.